Skytap Simplifies Application Modernization with New Container Management SolutionApril 10, 2017
Skytap, Inc., the enterprise cloud, today launched Skytap Container Management, which accelerates application modernization by enabling IT organizations to develop, deploy, and run traditional enterprise and containerized applications together in Skytap’s Cloud. Skytap Container Management combines the power of cloud and containers to modernize enterprise applications frequently confined in on-premises data centers. This new solution delivers full visibility across environments, improving collaboration between development and operations to accelerate software delivery.
Application modernization is critical to success in today’s digital economy. This transformation requires enterprises to evolve IT infrastructure, processes, and architecture. Organizations in every industry need to replace legacy hardware with cloud resources, implement agile and DevOps processes, and adopt new application architectures, including containers. Executing this transition enables faster, safer, and more efficient software delivery, which is the cornerstone of on-demand digital services that customers expect. Skytap Container Management equips enterprises with a single application modernization solution that takes core business applications trapped in data centers to containers in the cloud.
Skytap Container Management enables customers to build, deploy, run, and manage traditional enterprise and containerized applications side-by-side in blended cloud environments. These capabilities broaden Skytap’s support for containerized applications, building on the Skytap Driver for Docker Machine. Skytap Container Management supports a range of container platform and orchestration technologies, including Docker and Kubernetes, allowing customers to use their container technology of choice in the Skytap Cloud. Benefits include:
- Unified Management:Skytap Container Management gives development and operations teams complete visibility and control over container workloads. Users can leverage Skytap’s self-service, blended environments to clone, suspend, resume, and share these mixed environments in seconds. This unified approach to managing traditional enterprise and containerized applications provides full transparency from initial build through to production deployments.
- Heterogeneous Integration:Skytap’s open approach to containers gives customers complete freedom to change and evolve IT architectural strategy over time. Skytap Container Management integrates with everything from Docker Swarm to Kubernetes, allowing customers to choose their preferred container tooling and avoid vendor lock-in.
- Full controlover containers:Skytap’s easily configurable container hosts allow IT teams to ensure environments throughout the software development lifecycle match the same OS, patch level, virtual hardware settings (CPUs, RAM, disk), and container runtime versions that run in production.
"Much like the enterprise shift to the cloud, container adoption is also accelerating. However, there remain significant barriers to both these transitions. The fact is the majority of core business applications were not developed for cloud infrastructure or architected for containers. Skytap Container Management solves these challenges by making it easy to lift enterprise applications into the cloud, modernize these applications with container technology, and then manage both traditional and containerized applications side-by-side." — Brad Schick, CTO, Skytap